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AlignmentChaotic evil
TypeMagical beast
Publication history
Source booksFiend Folio
First appearance1981

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the caterwaul is a type of magical beast.


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A caterwaul is a bipedal feline, noted for its ability to climb, hide in shadows and to move silently. When attacking, it is said to emit a high pitched screech that will cause damage to anyone nearby.

Publication history

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The caterwaul has appeared in the following publications:

  • It first appeared in the first edition Fiend Folio (1981).[1]
  • The second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992).[2]
  • The Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[3]


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  1. Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  2. Williams, Skip, et al. Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (TSR, 1992)
  3. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 34–35. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.